Garie Road to Era Loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 15 mins

5 km Circuit

271 m

Hard track
This walk covers a great cross section of the environments in the Royal National park, with plenty of places to rest and take in the views. The walk follows the Squeeze Way from Garie Rd, then heads down Stockyard Spur to Era Gully. The walk then heads up to the old Garawarra Farm, via Burgh Ridge, and back along the road to the Squeezeway and Garrie Rd. There are some optional side trips to North Era and to Burning Palms for people with extra time.

Maps for the Garie Road to Era Loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Garie Road to Era Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Garie Road to Era Loop

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5 km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


2.9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.9km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.1km) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


3.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.1km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (110m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Garie Road to Era Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Garie Road to Era Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Garie Road to Era Loop walk starts and ends at the Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way (gps: -34.170776, 151.05058)
Your main transport option to Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂